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  1. I just got the GMPP exhaust installed on my ZR2. Pretty happy with the sound. Much better than the Borla Touring I had on my 6.2 Trail Boss.
    8 points
  2. They do, it is not speculation, those of us who pay attention have witnessed it. Your high compression engines knock/ping while driving around town on that 87 swill. You cannot hear it. You take off from a light, the motor knocks and the computer pulls timing. You go to pass a guy, even without downshifting, the motor knocks and the computer pulls timing. 1000 more times on your trip to the mall and back. You don't think that will take toll day after day, month after month, year after year? I don't know more than everyone else, I paid attention and learned it here. You can too if you do your research. Last time at the drags I took a video from inside the cab, from the stands and took a Snapshot with my Tech-2 to show you guys that the motors do knock and you cannot always hear it. I am not tech savvy enough put three videos into one but someday my kids might slow down and help me post it for y'all. Myself and others have posted videos from youtube of 6.2s that came apart because of prolonged use of low octane gasoline.
    7 points
  3. Picked this beauty up yesterday. Exterior-wise is still very similar to '21, but the interior is just WOW. 5.3 10spd (NO DFM)
    6 points
  4. GM authority had same article. I say hell no. GMs small blocks get just as good gas mileage as the turbo V6s and doesn’t strain them as much. Have had Fords with Ecoboost in the family. They don’t get claimed gas mileage. Give me an updated version of old LS motor without any DFM or AFM junk.
    6 points
  5. finally got around to getting the builtright bedside rack system together. comes with absolutely ZERO instructions, not a big deal but assembling some of the quickgrip stuff it would be nice to have a general idea of how it is supposed to be, there website has some install guides but none for chevy I have a bedliner installed so it has complicated things a little bit, the bottom attachment is not ideal it is a U shaped bracket but should be a u-bolt or a j bolt or at least have a L leg so you can turn it and snug it up that way, the way it is it now it just binds up so I bought some longer bolts and sleeves at the hardware and will finish it up in the morning. I may end getting a u-bolt and drilling a couple holes in the rack I could not find one that would fit the existing holes
    5 points
  6. Insulated the doors with ccf and ccf/al. Sounds better for sure. Now to chase down a door panel rattle.
    5 points
  7. Finally got a chance to test out my new electric pressure washer and foam cannon. Was too into the wash I forgot to take a picture of it all foamed up. Clayed/waxed after the hard winter neglect, full interior detail as well. Much needed! Next week going to drop the trans pan and change filter/oil. 48k since the last time it's been changed and shifts are starting to firm up more than I'd like. Hoping to get as much life out of this 6 speed before I start getting the itch for a new AT4...
    5 points
  8. I dont get why someone would pay 60+ grand for the lux truck model and then save 5-10 bucks a fill up to put lesser grade dirtier fuel into their engines which the manufacture clearly doesn't recommend. Have any of you seen a person who has taken the top half of one of these di motors apart because the valve caking is an absolute real issue everyone with one of these engines will face, using cheaper fuel will only make the issue worse. If your a pump and dumper and trade out like you do socks then it most likely will never be an issue for you, the person who buys it will be a different issue.
    5 points
  9. You knuckleheads running 87 in your 6.2s let us know when you sell your truck so we can avoid it. Broken rings and pistons are in the motor's future. Y'all ought to get the motor you can afford. As for me and my house, we will always burn E85 or 93 in our FlexFuel vehicles regardless of price. God provides for our needs.
    5 points
  10. Taking the 18 out for photo shoots.
    5 points
  11. Labor. Your labor is off. By a LOT. GM warranty time for the belt replacement. Its 10.1hrs for 2wd, 12hrs for 4x4. Non warranty time, its 14.1hrs for 2wd, 16.8hrs for 4x4. Using your same $150 and the non warranty times, that is $2,115 in labor on a 2wd, $2,520 for a 4x4. Also. Parts. Aside from the belt (55493234, $23.27) and sealant (19369831, $39.90), there are a couple things missing on your list. The following are needed in addition: Automatic Transmission Flex Plate Bolt [8x] - $3.70 ea total $29.60, p/n 11548684 Crankshaft Rear Oil Seal - $18.57 p/n 55515617 Exhaust System Front Gasket - $13.56 p/n 84763642 Oil Filter - $10.96 p/n 55495105 Transfer Case Front Output Shaft Boot Clamp (4x4 only) - $4.64 p/n 84308104 Transfer Case Adapter Gasket (4x4 only) - $11.11 p/n 86816628 Transmission Fluid Cooler Pipe Seal [2x] - $5.16 ea total $10.32 p/n 23135703 Transmission Fluid Cooler Seal - $5.65ea total $11.30 p/n 25874797 You've got listed the entire rear main cover, GM does not. At 150Kmi, I guess you could go either way with that one because of the rear main and cover issues GM has run into on this engine. The oil pump sprocket bolt is also a re-useable item, but obviously can be replaced if it felt needed to. $4.05 p/n 11548177. So on a 4x4 using book time and all required parts, $150/hr, and also factoring in every part listed at MSRP including the sprocket bolt, that's $177.28 in parts, $2,520 in labor, totaling to $2,697.28. On a 2wd, $161.53 in parts, $2,115 in labor, totaling $2,276.53. If replacing the rear cover ($99.77 p/n 55515618) instead of re-using, it would be $258.48 in parts on a 4x4, $2,778.48 total, or $242.73 in parts on a 2wd, $2,357.73 total. Also. There are 4 GM special tools required as well.
    4 points
  12. I run 85 octane, our regular here in Colorado except when towing, then 87. It's possible you got some bad gas. Premium 91 here does not make a difference. Get your foot out of it rising temps tells me it's struggling, slow down, lower gear for higher rpms moves more coolant.
    4 points
  13. Happy Belated Fathers' Day! My youngest of three fledged about 20 years ago. All three called yesterday from their respective far-away homes and it was good to hear them share a childhood memory or two. In every example given by my kids yesterday, their fondest memories centered around time together. I bet twenty years from now many Dads will hear about the extra time shared during Covid! Most projects can be done while employing a young helper. I know they'll often slow you down or not do a perfect job but the long term rewards are priceless!
    4 points
  14. Oil and filters are cheap compared to vehicle cost and motor replacement. Just don't get pushing oil to the limit.
    4 points
  15. Well I took the ZR2 to the local 1/8 mile track tonight. The conditions weren't ideal being that it was 90° and humid but she did pretty good. The only mod is the GMPP Borla S-type exhaust. My best time was a 9.62 and I was able to hold my own with this vette!
    4 points
  16. Tooling around town toay in my 22 LTD High Country 6.2 with Borla Touring catback I got caught up in a traffic jam with a little fast and furious group today. I'm so pissed I didn't get pics. Anyways there were 6 or 7 of them. Right out the movie. Big wings, weird paint jobs, decals everywhere . Road construction, 3 lanes were reduced to 1 for a 1/2 mile. 2 of the cars were in front of me. The rest were behind me. Bunch of Jackasses redlining there turbo setups with fart cans. As soon as the cones ended it was 4 lanes wide. The first two took off and it was game on. I could never catch them. The rest were in my rearview instantly. They never caught me when I let off at 95 mph. BTW 0 to 95 was pretty swift. The 6.2 ten speed 3.23 combo, with no speed limiter, the right tires and driveshaft that won't explode. I think these trucks could easily top out around 150+ mph. You could tell there was a lot left. The last 10 -15 mph might take a while because of its brick like front end though. Anyways it was fun showing these youngsters that the Bowtie don't Fukk around.
    4 points
  17. Peace offering if I may.... Fine point here worth its distinction. The "knock' the sensor detects and corrects for is what is called incipient detonation. It is NOT audible to the average human ear but it is detectable to the sensor. It can run in this condition forever without damaging a thing. LV3 motors eats it like popcorn. The detonation referred to in the manual above is AUDIBLE detonation. Not the little click clack of the HPFP but an audible metallic rattle or "PING" that is unmistakable from any other sound the motor may make. You won't need a scanner to know your motor is suffering. That one tears things up fast. It can also be controlled with the loud pedal and gear selection (load) which will be required until you get enough space in that tank for 93 to make a real difference. Octane is a blend-able number. Straight up ratio and proportion. Arguments in this matter are often the result of confusing one type for the other. This is sometimes augmented by the fact that so many younger people have never experienced true audible detonation as the KIR systems in the cars they learned to drive in worked so well. Enjoy the ride
    4 points
  18. I shaped the threaded bung I made last week got it welded on today. I can TIG weld a bit, but my friend has a full-time welder that is good, so I don't bother anymore.
    4 points
  19. https://pickuptrucktalk.com/2020/10/misleading-these-trucks-recommend-or-require-premium-fuel/#:~:text=GM recommends using 93 octane,economy you must use 93. Recommends and Requires do not have the same meaning. Question! As GM's RECOMENDED 93 is not available everywhere in the USA does that mean those who live in areas without 93 can 't own a 6.2? Kiddo's my little much hatted by most 4.3 RECOMMENDS 87 octane and pulls up to 10 degrees KIR on every hill or major headwind. It's also a Flex Fuel vehicle and pulls zero KIR when using something over 40% ethanol and more interestingly does about 3% better that the carbon balance would indicate which speaks to GM's claims the RECOMMENDED USE of higher octane fuel will ENHANCE PERFORMANCE AND MILEAGE. IF KIR knocked rings out of motors there would be heaps of dead 4.3's littering the highways. Does that mean others observations of damage are in error? Absolutely not. Some knuckle heads think towing heavy on 87 is a good idea and they will suffer for that mistake. KIR will not pull an infinite amount of timing.
    4 points
  20. I went to tech school first for automotive technology, and then for a BSME. I didn't learn what I did from a message board. If you aren't under heavy load, cylinder pressures aren't enough to cause detonation. No manufacturer is going to sell a engine today that a slightly lower octane will cause them warranty work. But yes, you know more than everyone who has shown this isn't the case because someone posted a forum topic on "muh 87 causing detonation, omg."
    4 points
  21. 2014 Sierra Crew Cab z71 SLT 5.3L. 211,000 miles as of 6/6/22 (Purchased in Dec 2014 with 26K) Mods: *CarPlay/AA *Denali dash cluster *HUD *remote tailgate lock *158 degree trans thermostat installed within the last couple of months *Fox suspension all around *Cylinder deactivation delete with OBD2 plug in tuner around 200k miles *K&N washable cabin filter *LED hedlights. Failures to date: * All front seat heaters went out and have been replaced * Broken exhaust manifold bolts around 94K, covered under powertrain warranty * Condenser around 110K, I paid half and GM covered the rest. * Factory battery blew a cell early on, replaced with AGM battery * Some grounding issues early on that I took care of. * Thermostat swapped out due to occasional high fan issue Maintenance: *Oil changes at around the 5% life mark with Mobil 1 oil and filter. *Trans flushed every 80k and dropped the pan and filter change at 200k. (I'm dumb and never realized there was a trans filter to change. Now I do) *Rear end fluid at 200k *Plugs at 100k then plugs again and wires at 200k *Brake pads at 100k *A couple of batteries and many filters I am very happy with and love my truck. I think I got luck after hearing some of you guys stories on here. It's been a fairly maintenance free truck.
    4 points
  22. I am loving the new 22 AT4. It came in last Tuesday, first pic is after I picked it up and drove to work next 2 are after I had the truck tinted.
    4 points
  23. Just some pictures from when the fiberglass was getting installed. Bedsides require cutting the bed apart, front fenders just need to be unbolted. Fiberglass installation can be expensive. I paid around $1500 and there are definitely some uneven panel gaps. My buddy just paid $7000 to have fiberglass installed on his Tundra and painted by an actual composite shop and his is a lot closer to factory quality. It also took 3 and a half weeks vs 3 days. So unless you really shell out some cash, be prepared to accept the fact that it won't fit up as nice as factory. But unless someone is really looking closely, most people won't see much of a difference.
    4 points
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    4 points
  25. Saw Top Gun Maverick Tuesday afternoon. Enjoyed it. Much better than the first. It's well done. Sure there are some things that aren't technically correct, but it is entertaining for the masses. Suggest you see it on the big screen, actually the biggest screen you can. Suggest you watch some of the Youtube videos on the making of it and how they got the shots. Actors earned their pay on this one with the training they went through.
    4 points
  26. EDIT: Those looking for the instructions I had here, not right. I will try and re-upload the correct set.
    4 points
  27. I tired E-85 two summers ago and couldn't make it pay based on pricing. Currently however pricing has been favorable and now on my fourth thank. Blending to 50% and that is paying off on a price per mile basis. Thing is E-85 pricing is all over the map and varies by over $2 a gallon so I have to be very mindful of my stops and range for this to work. All of this based on 87 octane pricing. If I had a 6.2 that required the octane I think I could make this pay all day every day. In fact I'm sure of it.
    4 points
  28. 4 points
  29. Worked at a full service gas station in high school with 2 bays for repairs. Mechanical pumps, cheap oil in cardboard quarts and mostly cash sales. Gas rarely went over 30 cents a gallon for regular. I bought a car, moved into a studio apartment on those wages. My Dad used STP with every oil change. Carburetors, mechanical points adjustment, setting timing, bias ply tires. Make me feel old.
    4 points
  30. Who remembers the days when gas dispensers were mechanical wheel counters and were unable to display a maximum price high enough based on the fuel price to fill some vehicles? We had to cut the price per gal. in half on the dispenser and place signs saying final pumped price will be doubled at the register
    4 points
  31. Got around to pulling all the parts out to make sure I have everything. The engine should be out tomorrow and hopefully new parts will start going in. quick parts list -L86 manifold with additional port injections. (will be installed with 50lbs injectors but won’t be hooked up just yet) - 2000cc meth injection - Borg S476 with billet wheel - Cam Motion turbo cam - BTR .660 dual valve spring - Johnson 2110R lifters - CHE trunnions - Turbo Smart WG / BOV - ARP head and main studs - L86 OEM crank - GPI “drop in” pistons and rods - OEM head gaskets - custom Garrett core intercooler - Derale trans cooler (will be under the bed). Removing the 40k Trucool from up front. And a bunch of other little stuff.
    4 points
  32. You can decipher this how ever you choose, me I say use premium gas.
    3 points
  33. Your truck custom, but I would pass on the free Mobil oil. To new, to expensive of a truck to not use Amsoil OE after the UOA. Our vehicles get used harder than most due to mountain driving, pulling grades and colder temps. It has been 45 here the last 3 mornings.
    3 points
  34. Nothing extreme but I did a 2" lift with Bilstein 5100's and Nitto 34" Tall 275/65R20 w stock wheels on my 22 refreshed Silverado LT 2.7L. Nitto is the only 34" tire you can get in non Light Truck load and it only weights 4 lbs more than stock LT tires are all 13-18 lbs heaver each and its that unsprung weight that really kills MPG. Fuel economy was not effected in my case and I looks way better than Stock IMO. RIdes better too.
    3 points
  35. Bro... A ghost broke into your truck!!! Good luck with that.
    3 points
  36. At least in the trucks I feel they raised the oil capacity because they knew that there was going to be fuel dilution with these DI engines.
    3 points
  37. I changed at 500, 1500 and every 3k, oil is dirt cheap if you DIY. The cam sensors need clean oil for long life.
    3 points
  38. No audible knock in my LV3 with any fuel but incipient is as you describe for the 6.2 to the "T" as read by the scan tool. She is still pulling timing running 93! But never on E40 or greater ethanol blends. But until recently has lived pretty much on 87 for her entire life to date. 155K. LV1 and LV3 are 11.0 : 1 CR
    3 points
  39. No knock on E85 all through the rpm range, some knock on 93 at WOT. I run 93 when the convenience of range is needed and don't want to be looking around for ethanol pumps when out of town. WOT knock on 93 is minimal, have recorded it to show you guys but don't know how to post it. Someday I'll corral one of the kids to get it done. 6.2 DI motors are 11.5:1.
    3 points
  40. last year I rent a Cadillac Escalade with 6.2 to go on a long trip and yes if you use 87 in that ****** she will knock , I have heard it knocking , those 6.2 do not like 87, 89 was much better but she love 91 and above.
    3 points
  41. These intercooler pipes/hoses just came out and I grabbed them in hopes of dressing up the engine bay a little. Turns out, there was a little t be gained from these. Install was easy - spoiler alert - The K&N air filter swap killed any gains I had. Video here:
    3 points
  42. Little update - I C/P that Donlen sheet and emailed it to my sales gal and asked her if there was any validity to this and that, if my order doesn't get picked up for the 23MY I'm going to say fk it and go a different direction if they can't give us some kind of information. Well, good timing because their rep was in yesterday and they got him in a room with the door closed and and said "WTF is going on? We need an answer" She said my order was the #1 priority for trucks they have and what's going on - So she went outside to call me so she could speak frankly LOLOLOL!! and boy did she ever tell me like it is with no one listening. So that Donlen thing, is for "fleet" orders - which GM stopped during covid - she said they can't/aren't building fleet orders so it isn't exactly what's going on, but she said the dates are kind of close. And the updated display screen is a big hang up on 2500/3500's makeover that is delayed to 2024MY. They are prioritizing the screens for the 1500's because it's all Google based and you have to pay for a 3 year subscription for it to even work and it's another $800 which those customers all like - I said I don't care about that in fact don't want it. Anyway, at least it was nice to hear someone express concern who I feel is fighting for me - I told her, everyone gets it, stuff is tight, but it's 10 months exactly I placed that order and someone somewhere, knows something. Just tell people what's going on but this keeping everyone in the dark is bullsht. She totally agreed. So anyhow~ still more hope and hang in there's and she promises one of these days she's going to call me with good news. I'm easy man, but you got to throw me a bone now and then so I don't feel like I'm some forgotten putz in limbo. FWIW, I looked at FOrd, Dodge and Toyota, tried to build something similar and I couldn't do it - that's when it hit me "Chevy really does have a model lineup and options to build something no one else does, not even close" ... I knew I should'nt have put my build-your-own photo as wallpaper on all my computers, even my phone screen. It's burned into my brain ... LOL!
    3 points
  43. You must be an economics major. First jobs to go will be entertainment jobs, restaurant jobs, anything people can cut to pay for gas and groceries. The job market will shrink with more people than jobs. Some people will go back to school and come after your high paying job. With more people in the market for your job it won’t be so high paying anymore. Retired people will just stay home and the industry that caters to them will dry up. Let’s just drill for more oil, ok?
    3 points
  44. When I went to school it was the coming ice age fossil fuel was responsible for. Later it’s global warming. There’re getting cleaver now and calling it climate change. The problem is we’re being governed by people who don’t have any idea how people survive outside their bubble. Their get carted around in their limousine and live in gated communities. Sheltering themselves in their bubble. Even though I don’t believe in man made climate change. I believe in capitalism. Make an electric car that reasonably priced that can be driven a reasonable distance and can be charged easily I’ll consider it. To make all that work you need nuke power plants or hydro power plants. Rumbling around in the back of my mind I suspect it’s all being pushed by payola. Not climate change. Follow the money. Who makes the most money off these current policies. Where is the stuff made and who’s been paid. The oil companies profit is the same. Supply and demand. I wouldn’t spend money on leases without a reasonable term. And permits tied into the term. They’ll throw catch phrases like we open up leases, no one’s interested. They can’t get access, permits or a reasonable term. Look at keystone stoped dead before competing. Can’t blame them.
    3 points
  45. "Taking my girl to the drive-in" was once a common statement but I haven't heard it for decades! I understand why drive-ins disappeared but I think could enjoy a bit of a come back in my area! I've had occasion to drive through the local mall parking lot in the evening and see many young couples in need of a destination for their evening drive. It makes for a fun evening to get out of the house and enjoy a movie in the comfort/privacy of your vehicle. Funny anecdote: My parents would allow my older sister to go to the drive-in with her boy friend as long as they took me. I always felt special because my sister would always let me sit in the front seat during the movie while she and her boyfriend endured the poorer visibility in the backseat...
    3 points
  46. If it's not leaking, there is no problem in my book. And if you look at it, they never even took that diff cover off. There are no marks on any of the bolts and isn't even a finger print on the left side of that cover. All they did was suck the old fluid out and dump new fluid in.
    3 points
  47. Most likely will be taking my girl to the drive in this weekend to watch it. Should be fun
    3 points
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